Lord of the Fishes Pose
What is Lord of the Fishes Pose?
Lord of the fishes pose, or paripurna matsyendrasana, is a deep twist that is entered from half lotus pose. This pose regenerates the spine and encourages detoxification.
- Begin in half lotus pose with the right foot resting on top of the left thigh.
- Bend the left knee toward the chest. Exhale and twist to the left. Grab hold of the right foot with the left hand.
- Twist deeper with an exhale and hold the left foot with the right hand.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Avoid this pose if you have a knee or back injury.
Benefits of Lord of the Fishes Pose
- Rejuvenates the spine
- Improves spinal flexibility
- Encourages detoxification
- Improves digestion
- Relaxes the mind
Lord of the Fishes Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Paripurna Matsyendrasana
- par-ee-PUR-nah maht-syen-DRAH-sah-nah
- Pose Level
- Parshva (Side)
- Pose Type
- Binds, Seated Poses, Twists